Ham radio involves a LOT of making contacts with other Amateur radio operators, both over the airwaves and over the internet.
Here are a few of the best ham hangout websites to find other hams to talk with, ham radio articles and resources, and news.
- QRZ.com – Call sign lookups, personal ham profile pages and logbooks for hams, ham location map grid data as well as forums, articles and podcasts, and swap meets.
- eHam.net – Product reviews, classifieds, news, ham activity calendars, forums and useful ham links.
- AC6V.com – Huge list of categorized ham links on every topic under the sun. Great resource.
- DXZone.com – News, reviews and ham links.
- ContestCalendar.com – Information on current ham contests you can join to practice your ham chops and have fun at the same time.
- CQ-Amateur-Radio.com – The active ham;s magazine.
- 101Science.com – Huge repository of ham related topics.